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9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Four Roles of Leadership
Bldg. 62-203

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS2 56
Lock Out/Tag Out Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Time-Resolved X-Ray Microscopy? Detailed Insights in Magnetic Vortex Dynamics
Kang Wei Chou, Max Planck Institute
Bldg. 6-2202


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Near Strawberry Gate

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115
Call x4501 for reservation

9 a.m.
EHS 156
Building Manager's Orientation
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
Duck, Cover and Hold Earthquake Exercise

Environmental Energy Technologies
Wireless Demand Response Controls for HVAC
Clifford Federspiel
Bldg. 90-4133

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

5:30 p.m.
Friends of Science
Bioengineering and the Aging Bones
Robert Ritchie
Perseverance Hall

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B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Lab Deputy Urges State
To Back Bioenergy Effort


Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Graham Fleming testified before the California Assembly's Committee on Jobs, Economic Growth and the Economy yesterday in support of a California-based bioenergy research facility. Berkeley Lab will coordinate the bid, with partners Lawrence Livermore and Sandia labs, for funds from the Department of Energy to establish the Joint BioEnergy Institute, or JBEI. The partnership would leverage the research, engineering and technical capabilities of the Bay Area's national labs, the intellectual power of local research universities, and the strengths of California's life sciences industry.  The Committee on Jobs passed a resolution authored by Vice Chair Guy Houston proclaiming the Assembly's support for the partnership application to DOE.  The full Assembly will consider it next. Read Fleming's remarks here.


Prepare to Duck, Cover,
And Hold Tomorrow

The Lab will conduct its annual "Duck, Cover, and Hold" exercise tomorrow at 10 a.m. This event includes a full building evacuation and emergency radio check. If there is inclement weather, the makeup date is Friday, June 23. More information is available on the Lab's Emergency Preparedness website.

Pay Attention to Traffic
During Safety Month

June is National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Month. Part of the emphasis is on traffic safety. Over the summer months, be mindful of increased Lab pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Be especially observant of the 15 mph zones. Drivers can contribute to traffic safety by coming to a complete stop at arterial stop signs. A good rule of thumb is to count "one thousand one - one thousand two" before proceeding. Go here for traffic safety tips. Go here to learn what the NSC has found about driving habits.
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Michigan University
Gets Seaborg Items

Northern Michigan University recently received about 400 boxes full of books, papers, awards and photographs that belonged to Nobel Prize-winning nuclear chemist Glenn Seaborg. Seaborg — who conducted much of his groundbreaking research at Berkeley Lab — grew up in Ishpeming, a town located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. He died in 1999 at the age of 86. Full story.


Users of SciFinder's
Service Sought

The Lab's Library is looking to acquire a license for SciFinder's Chemical Abstracts Service, an online tool that enables searches of nearly a century's worth of research. SciFinder allows users to explore chemical structures and biological sequences, search databases relevant to topic, author, company, substance and reaction. If 40 users commit interest, unlimited access to the service would cost about $1,900 per user per year. Fewer users increase the cost proportionally. The professional version of SciFinder features saved sessions and reports, patent searching, and topical alerts to increase efficiencies when developing new materials. To obtain a personal logon-password license, contact Jane Tierney (x4400).

Staff Asked to Learn
About Export Controls

Berkeley Lab is firmly committed to abiding by all applicable export control laws and regulations. Since most of the Lab's work and products fall under the category of fundamental research, they are not subject to export controls. Employees are responsible for export control awareness and obtaining licenses when required. A brief overview of export control is available here. "I expect our staff to be familiar with the contents of this guide so that, when in doubt, they can obtain assistance," said Lab Director Steve Chu.

Changes to Flex Options Are Now in Effect

Effective immediately, the Lab is implementing a revision to RPM 2.23(D) (Flexible Work Options). This policy applies to non-represented employees only. Represented employees should contact their union representative or refer to their collective bargaining agreement.
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